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Local football fans in East Devon are spoilt for choice this Saturday (September 19) in terms of what game they can take in. There is FA Vase action at Southern Road in Exmouth and Manstone Lane in Sidmouth. Exmouth Town FC host South West Peninsula League Premier West side Mousehole (3pm kick-off). The Cornish side come to East Devon having made a perfect start to the new league campaign. Town had lost back-to-back games 2-0; first in a midweek league game at Plymouth Parkway and again last Saturday at home to Southern League Melksham Town in the FA Cup. But…

Ottery St Mary Football Club remain unbeaten at the start of their Scott Richards Solicitors Devon League South and West campaign after a 1-1 draw with Okehampton Argyle. Both teams went into the fixture sporting perfect 100 per cent records this fledgling season and, fittingly, after a thrilling close encounter, honours ended even. The fact that the contest saw just two goals was very much down the excellence of the two goalkeepers who both made a number of ‘top drawer’ saves.  Played under the Washbrook Meadows floodlights on Wednesday night and watched by an excellent turnout, the game saw the…

Tipton St John Cricket Club were 50-run winners when they entertained Woodbury and Newton St Cyres – and the contest saw yet another century from the village’s prolific run scorer Phil Tolley. The home side batted first and it was Phil Tolley and David Thayre who were tasked with launching the Tipton innings. They saw off the new ball, though Thayre did offer a chance – one that was dropped when he was on two! The openers took their side into three figures before Thayre succumbed to the 62nd delivery he faced, bowled by Max Weston for 59, an innings that…

The Joma Devon and Exeter Football League – featuring teams from across East Devon – is set to release the fixtures for the 2020/21 campaign later this week. The divisional make-up for the season is as follows: Premier Division East Beer Albion; Chard Town; Colyton; Dawlish United; Feniton; Kentisbeare; Lyme Regis; Seaton Town; Sidmouth Town; University; Upottery; Whipton and Pinhoe. Premier Division West Alphington; Bampton; Chagford; Crediton United; Elmore; Exwick Villa; Hatherleigh Town; Lapford; Newtown; Thorverton; Winchester. Division One East Beer Albion; Clyst Valley; Dunkeswell Rovers; East Budleigh; Exmouth Rovers; Exmouth Spartans; Honiton Town; Lyme Regis; Lympstone; Otterton; Teignmouth; Tipton…

Ottery St Mary Football Club will launch their 2020/21 Scott Richards Solicitors Devon League South and West campaign on September 5 with a trip to Kingsteignton. In total, the Otters will face 15 away matches in the season; the shortest journey being the very first one. Watcombe Wanderers will be the first side to visit Washbrook Meadows on Saturday, September 9. Ottery face seven fixtures in the first 25 days of the new season. The longest, also in the first month of the campaign, is the 123-mile round-trip to face Bere Alston on Saturday, September 19. Ottery St Mary AFC fixtures…

A group of East Devon footballers footballers who take to the pitch every week in Ottery St Mary are most certainly on the ‘planning to never grow old’ list. It’s highly likely that players of a particular age across East Devon and Exeter will have heard of the ‘Golden Boys’ and someone who is involved with them. They are a set of former footballers who have been coming together each week for more than three decades. Prior to the lockdown, they had continued to meet up each Thursday evening. You will not find any of them playing in a league, indeed,…

Ottery St Mary Football Club’s first team manager has resigned from the role after five years – saying ‘the time is right for a change’. Dave Fairweather said he feels the ‘incredibly difficult’ decision is for the best for both himself and the Washbrook Meadows outfit. The club made the announcement ‘with regret’ last night (Tuesday, January 14) – thanking its former boss for his ‘significant contribution’ and ‘focussed dedication’. It has been an incredibly difficult decision. I’ve enjoyed my time at the club immensely – Dave FairweatherIt will announce its recruitment plans in the near future. Dave, who had…

Ottery St Mary Football Club’s under-nines are blazing a trail thanks to a generous sponsor. That is because the children are the first side at Washbrook Meadows to be decked out in a new kit. The strip will eventually be sported throughout all of Ottery’s teams – from the very youngest players to the two senior men’s squads and the ladies’ squad. Sponsorships like this are the very lifeblood of our teams and we are so grateful to Callum and Ross – Club chairman Mike Ringer Sponsorship for the under-nines has from Callum Hill and his business partner Ross Jeffcoate,…

Tipton St John’s David O’Higgins continues to defy the ageing process as he consistently makes his mark in village cricket. The 83-years-young cricketer claimed a fivefer as Tipton defeated Cavendish Cavaliers in their latest match. Tipton batted first and laboured in the face of some good bowling. However, openers David Thayre and Chris Tubbs put on a 50 partnership in 15 overs before Tubbs was run out for 14 and was followed by Dave Jessop bowled for 12 and Al Matthews was trapped leg before for a single. Phil Tolley came in down the order and, with Thayre, pushed the…

A leap up the leagues has been hailed as a significant step ‘back on the map’ for Ottery St Mary St Mary Football Club. The Washbrook Meadows outfit has been selected to be part of the South and West Division of the brand-new Devon Football League (DFL). Putting the club back on the map and within the football pyramid has been our aim; this is the time now to push further whilst keeping true to our core values of local football…At Step Seven of the game, it means the Otters have secured a place back on the national league football…

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